Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

During the winter there is limited car parking and during peak times we will exceed capacity. Please consider visiting the forest during the summer months and have an alternative if you plan to visit during the weekend or holidays.

Ancient royal hunting forest

More about this place

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest


Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Father Christmas & Festive Fun

Wed 13 Dec 2017
Meet Father Christmas and his helpers at Hatfield Forest

Family Bushcraft Day 15 February 2018

Thu 15 Feb 2018
Spend a day at Hatfield Forest learning new skills that will stay with you forever!

Make yummy scrummy nature Easter Eggs for birds

Wed 04 Apr 2018
Come and make seed and nut Easter Eggs to take home for wildlife.

Magical Woodland Elves and Fairies

Tue 29 May 2018
Explore the forest looking for elves and fairies and make your very own woodland wand.

Essex Bridleways Association Horseride

Sat 09 Jun 2018
A horse ride round the Forest organized by the EBA

Hoohaah 10KM Run

Sun 10 Jun 2018
The fifth edition of the Hoohaah 10K run at Hatfield Forest
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Our work

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Eating and shopping

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Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.

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Get involved

A protective basket surrounding a freshly cut stump in Elgins Coppice

Hatfield Forest Coppice Volunteers 

We have a group of volunteers who continue the centuries-old tradition of coppicing